Gregory John Willenbrink, age 59 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019.
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Greg was born on July 4, 1960 in St. Louis, Mo. a son of Paul Herman and Gemella Frances Willenbrink.
A resident of the central Missouri area for the majority of his life, Greg was a 1978 graduate of Jefferson City High School and attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
He was employed with the maintenance department at Capital Plaza Hotel for many years and later with distribution with the News Tribune.
One of Greg’s talents was his ability to smoke barbeque. He even traveled with friends to Memphis and won several competitions for his barbeque. Greg was an avid reader and a sports enthusiast, who loved cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Mizzou football team.
Survivors include: three siblings, Mark Willenbrink (Kathy) of Eureka, Mo., Paula Willenbrink of St. Louis, Mo. and Matt Willenbrink (Stephanie) of St. Louis, Mo.; step-mother, Marge Willenbrink of Crestwood, Mo.; and eight nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his uncle and aunt, Wally and Ruth Richter.
Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Greg Willenbrink Memorial Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.